Painted Desert Rim Trail

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ

On February 21, 2023 Kim and I visited Petrified Forest National Park on our way to Arizona. After a quick stop at the visitor center we embarked on the short Painted Desert Rim Trail. The panoramic views were impressive and it was fun to see the Painted Desert Inn. Our next stop was the Puerco Pueblo Trail.

Walk-Specific Map

Elevation Profile


GPX Download

A sanitized GPX file of our hike is here.

Summary Information

NUM trackID Primary Description Distance CumDist DeltaElev
1 PRIM01 Painted Rim Tr Painted Desert Inn to Tawa Point 0.59 0.59 20
2 PRIM01 Painted Rim Tr Tawa Point to Painted Desert Inn 0.59 1.17 -20